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Mount Bourgeau

Mount Bourgeau is a 2.931-metre mountain located in the Massive Range of Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It was named by James Hector in 1860 after Eugene Bourgeau, a botanist with the Palliser Expedition. Bourgeau Lake sits at the foot o ...

                                               

Bourgeau Lake

Bourgeau Lake is a rock-rimmed alpine lake at the foot of Mount Bourgeau near Banff, in Banff National Park, Alberta. It is a popular hiking destination. The trailhead is located at the Bourgeau Lake parking lot on the southwest side of the Trans ...

                                               

Bow Valley

Bow Valley is a valley located along the upper Bow River in Alberta, Canada. The name "Bow" refers to the reeds that grew along its banks and which were used by the local First Nations people to make bows; the Blackfoot language name for the rive ...

                                               

Bow Valley-Empress

On October 30, 1957 a stand-alone plebiscite was held province wide in all 50 of the then current provincial electoral districts in Alberta. The government decided to consult Alberta voters to decide on liquor sales and mixed drinking after a div ...

                                               

Mount Brewster

Mount Brewster is a 2.859-metre mountain summit located in the Vermilion Range of Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Mount Brewster was named in 1929 by Tom Wilson after John Brewster who was the father of the Brewst ...

                                               

Bridge River Ash

The Bridge River Ash is a large geologically recent volcanic ash deposit that spans from southwestern British Columbia to central Alberta, Canada. The ash consists of dust-sized shards ellipsoidal fragments of pumice. It overlaps the Mount St. He ...

                                               

Bruce (Alberta provincial electoral district)

On October 30, 1957 a stand-alone plebiscite was held province wide in all 50 of the then current provincial electoral districts in Alberta. The government decided to consult Alberta voters to decide on liquor sales and mixed drinking after a div ...

                                               

Brussels Peak

Brussels Peak is a 3.161 metre mountain summit located in the Athabasca River valley of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. The nearest higher peak is Mount Fryatt, 6.75 km to the northwest. Brussels Peak can be seen ...

                                               

Buffalo Lake Moraine

The Buffalo Lake Moraine, alternately, the McGregor Moraine, was left, in Alberta, by the retreat of the Laurentide Ice Sheet, North Americas last glaciation. It is an example of a hummocky moraine. It is one of four north-south oriented hummocky ...

                                               

Canyon Creek Ice Cave

Canyon Creek Ice Cave, also known as Bragg Creek Ice Cave or Moose Mountain Ice Cave, is a small ice cave in limestone located in Kananaskis Country near the community of Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada. Known to natives through prehistory, its disc ...

                                               

The Castelets

The Castelets is a 2.884-metre mountain summit located in the Alexandra River valley of Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Its nearest higher peak is Terrace Mountain, 4.6 km to the northwest. The Castelets can be se ...

                                               

Castle Mountain Resort

Castle Mountain is a ski resort located in the Westcastle Valley of southwest Alberta, Canada in the Rocky Mountains. It is approximately 270 kilometres from Calgary and the Calgary International Airport; 140 kilometres from Lethbridge; and 50 ki ...

                                               

Catacombs Mountain

Catacombs Mountain is a 3.290-metre mountain summit located in the Athabasca River valley of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Catacombs Mountain was named by Arthur O. Wheeler in 1921 on account of an alcove forma ...

                                               

Chak Peak

Chak Peak is a 2.775-metre mountain summit located in the Athabasca River valley of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Chak is a name derived from the Stoney language meaning "eagle". Precipitation runoff from Chak ...

                                               

Mount Chester

Mount Chester is a mountain located in the Smith-Dorrien Creek Valley of Kananaskis in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain was named in 1917 after HMS Chester, which was severely damaged in the Battle of Jutland. Chester Lake is located in a small ...

                                               

Chetamon Mountain

Chetamon Mountain is a 2.606-metre mountain summit located in Jasper National Park, in the De Smet Range of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada. The peak is situated 18 kilometres north of the municipality of Jasper, in the Athabasca Valley a ...

                                               

Chip Lake (Alberta)

Chip Lake is a large lake in west-central Alberta. The Lobstick River flows through the lake. It in turn is a tributary of the Pembina River, which eventually flows into the Athabasca River. Poison Creek flows into the north-west corner of Chip L ...

                                               

Cinquefoil Mountain

Cinquefoil Mountain is a 2.256 m mountain summit located in the Athabasca River valley of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Jacques Range of the Canadian Rockies. Cinquefoil Mountain was named in 1916 by Morrison P. B ...

                                               

Cirque Peak (Alberta)

Cirque Peak is a 2.993-metre peak located directly west of Dolomite Pass in the Bow River valley of Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. The mountain forms a cirque, hence the name.

                                               

Coal Lake (Alberta)

Coal Lake is a long, sinuous lake located approximately 60 km southeast of the city of Edmonton, just northeast of the city of Wetaskiwin. The lake is in one of the glacial meltwater channels formed when the 4.000 km 2 of Lake Edmonton, which exi ...

                                               

Cockscomb Mountain (Alberta)

Cockscomb Mountain was named in 1921 because the outline of the summit was said to resemble a roosters comb. It is located in the Sawback Range in Alberta. The mountain is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic ...

                                               

Cone Mountain

Cone Mountain is a summit in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. It is the southernmost peak in the Sundance Range. Cone Mountain was so named in 1915 on account of its shape. The mountains name became official in 1924 by the Geographical Na ...

                                               

Copper Mountain (Alberta)

Copper Mountain is a mountain in Banff National Park, 20 km north of the town of Banff. The mountain was named in 1884 by George M. Dawson after he had climbed to a mining site set up by Joe Healy and J.S. Dennis in 1881. Healy and Dennis claimed ...

                                               

Coronach Mountain

Coronach Mountain is a 2.438+ metre mountain summit located in Jasper National Park of Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Bosche Range of the Canadian Rockies. The mountain was named in 1916 by Morrison P. Bridgland, who was inspired by the h ...

                                               

Mount Cory (Alberta)

Mount Cory is a mountain located in the Bow River Valley in southeast Banff National Park, just north of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The mountain was named in 1923 after William Wallace Cory, deputy minister of the Interior from 1905 to 1930.

                                               

Mount Cromwell

Mount Cromwell is a mountain located in the Sunwapta River Valley of Jasper National Park, in Alberta, Canada. Cromwell lines two km north of the east summit of Stutfield Peak. The mountain was named in 1972 by J. Monroe Thorington after Oliver E ...

                                               

Crowfoot Glacier

Crowfoot Glacier is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, 32 km northwest of Lake Louise, and can be viewed from the Icefields Parkway. The glacier is situated on the northeastern flank of Crowfoot Mountain. Crowfoot Glacier is east of ...

                                               

Crowfoot Mountain (Alberta)

Crowfoot Mountain is a mountain within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. The Crowfoot Glacier sits on the northeastern flank of the mountain. The mountain was named in 1959 after the glacier.

                                               

Crowsnest Range

Crowsnest Range is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Alberta and southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The range is located south of the Crowsnest Pass, which separates it from the High Rock Range. It is part of the Souther ...

                                               

Curator Mountain

Curator Mountain is a 2.624 metres mountain summit located in the Maligne Range of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Curator Mountain was so named on account of its central location, as if it were the "custodian" o ...

                                               

De Smet Range

The De Smet Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located northwest of Highway 16 and Jasper Lake in Jasper National Park, Canada. The range is named after its highest point Roche de Smet, which in turn was named by Iroquois working i ...

                                               

District of Alberta

The District of Alberta was one of four districts of the Northwest Territories created in 1882. It was styled the Alberta Provisional District to distinguish it from the District of Keewatin which had a more autonomous relationship from the NWT a ...

                                               

Division No. 8, Alberta

Division No. 8 is a census division in Alberta, Canada. It is located in the south-central portion of central Alberta and surrounds the City of Red Deer. The division forms the central segment of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor. Division No. 8 is t ...

                                               

Division No. 15, Alberta

Division No. 15 is a census division in Alberta, Canada. The majority of the division is located in Albertas Rockies, while the southernmost portion of the division is located within southern Alberta. The divisions largest urban community is the ...

                                               

Division No. 16, Alberta

Division No. 16 is a census division in Alberta, Canada. It is located in the northeast portion of northern Alberta and surrounds the Urban Service Area of Fort McMurray.

                                               

Division No. 17, Alberta

Division No. 17 is a census division in Alberta, Canada. It spans the central and northwest portions of northern Alberta and its largest urban community is the Town of Slave Lake. Division No. 17 is the largest census division in Alberta accordin ...

                                               

Dragon Peak

Dragon Peak is a 2.880 metres mountain summit located in the Athabasca River valley of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Situated southeast of Mount Christie and Brussels Peak, Dragon Peak can be seen from the Icef ...

                                               

Drinnan, Alberta

Drinnan is a former village in western Alberta, Canada. It was incorporated as a village on January 1, 1957, but amalgamated with Hinton three months later on April 1, 1957. The former Village of Drinnan, commonly referred to now as the Hardisty ...

                                               

Dungeon Peak

Dungeon Peak is a 3.129 meter mountain summit located on the shared border of Jasper National Park in Alberta, and Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. Dungeon Peak is part of The Ramparts in the Tonquin Valley. The descripti ...

                                               

East End of Rundle

East End of Rundle is a mountain located immediately west of the town of Canmore, Alberta and immediately west of the Spray Lakes road in the Canadian Rockies. Mount Rundle occupies the space between Canmore and Banff on the southwest side of the ...

                                               

Mount Edith

Mount Edith is a mountain located in the Bow River valley of Banff National Park. Situated in the Sawback Range, it comprises three limestone peaks with the southern peak being the highest followed by the centre and northern peaks respectively. A ...

                                               

Eiffel Peak

Eiffel Peak is a 3.077-metre mountain summit in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Its part of the Bow Range, which is a sub-range of the Canadian Rockies. The nearest higher peak is Mount Temple, 3.0 km to the northeast.

                                               

Elbow Falls

Elbow Falls is a small set of waterfalls along the Elbow River, west of the hamlet of Bragg Creek within Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta. They are located along Highway 66, 20 km west of the Bragg Creek turnoff on Highway 22. In the dry ...

                                               

Elkwater Lake (Alberta)

Elkwater Lake is a small lake in southeastern Alberta, Canada. It is located in the northwest corner of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, along the Buffalo Trail. The tourist community of Elkwater is located on the southern shore of the lak ...

                                               

Mount Engelhard

Mount Engelhard is a 3.270-metre mountain summit located between the Athabasca River valley and Sunwapta River valley of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Engelhard lies one kilometre northwest of Mount Cromwell, a ...

                                               

Fairholme Range

The Fairholme Range is a mountain range east of the Bow River valley in the Canadian Rockies. The range is bounded on the west side by the Trans-Canada Highway as it passes through the towns of Exshaw and Canmore, while the northern section of th ...

                                               

Mount Fifi

Mount Fifi was named in 1886 after Edith Ordes dog Fifi. Mount Louis, Mount Edith, and Mount Fifi were named on the trip. It is located in the Sawback range of Banff National Park, Alberta.

                                               

The Fortress (Alberta)

The Fortress) is a mountain located in the Kananaskis River Valley of Kananaskis Park of the Canadian Rockies. When viewed from Highway 40, the north face presents a fortress like appearance. The Fortress should not be confused with nearby Fortre ...

                                               

Forum Peak

Forum Peak is a summit located on the border of Alberta and British Columbia on the Continental Divide. It is the southernmost mountain in the Canadian Rockies, situated only 500 metres north of the Canada–United States border. It was named after ...

                                               

Fossil Mountain (Alberta)

Fossil Mountain is a mountain located south of Skoki Mountain in Banff National Park, Canada. The mountain was named in 1906 by M.P. Bridgland, of the first ascent party, after the numerous fossils that can be found on its slopes. Fossil Mountain ...